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Who played the better Obi-Wan?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by The Gatherer, Jun 17, 2001.

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Who played the better Obi-Wan

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Sir Alec Guinness

    27.8%
  2. Ewan McGregor

    18.7%
  3. They were as good as each other

    53.6%
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  1. StarSmuggler

    StarSmuggler Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sie Alec Guinness.
     
  2. --Skywalker--

    --Skywalker-- Jedi Youngling star 2

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    They were both good
     
  3. Le_Sammler

    Le_Sammler Jedi Youngling star 4

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    I'd hate to say it, as I grew up with Sir Alec Guiness, but I cast my vote for Ewan McGregor... simply because he had more screen time to develop the character.
     
  4. ericferguson

    ericferguson Jedi Youngling star 1

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    the cartoon guy voice from the clone wars cartoon
     
  5. Onasi

    Onasi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    they were both great.
     
  6. Jadie

    Jadie Jedi Padawan star 4

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    They were both good, but Ewan McGregor played a funny and hot Obi-Wan...
     
  7. DVeditor

    DVeditor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'd have to say both - I liked the performances of both of them and have a feeling once ROTS is out Ewan will be much more likable as well. :D
     
  8. Juke Skywalker

    Juke Skywalker Force Ghost star 5

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    Sir Alec but Ewan is very good, and
    great in ROTS if you haven't already seen
    it. He steals the show IMHO.
     
  9. Amidala14

    Amidala14 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    They both equally awesome. Sir Alec really kicked it off well, and Ewan did a fantastic job of carrying the legacy.
     
  10. SheLeftMeForAWookiee

    SheLeftMeForAWookiee Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Ewan McGregor for sure. He had more parts in Star Wars than Alec Guiness and didn't have a migrating hairpiece.
     
  11. PadmeLeiaJaina

    PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost star 6

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    Ewan did a fabulous job of making me believe that he WAS the younger Ben Kenobi. To me, they are the same character.
     
  12. Drac39

    Drac39 Who Am I winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    Alec Guiness even though Ewan was a great Obi-Wan he could never ever reach Alec
     
  13. EmperorSorridom

    EmperorSorridom Jedi Knight star 5

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    I think both were good, though I've always preferred Sir Alec Guinness.
     
  14. ____Joker____

    ____Joker____ Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I liked them both.
     
  15. Chewbacca-girl

    Chewbacca-girl Jedi Master star 4

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    Ewan McGregor :)
     
  16. darth-amedda

    darth-amedda Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I didn't think I'd say that, but after ROTS, I slightly prefer Ewan. People can say many bad things about PT, but McGregor's Kenobi is perfect and nobody will make me think other way.
     
  17. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    We'll see in a few more months, but now, ROTS Ewan is Obi-Wan Kenobi.
     
  18. DarthMorsus

    DarthMorsus Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I really liked them both. Obi-Wan is the best!
     
  19. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    They were both magnificent! I can't imagine either role being played by anyone else!
     
  20. Happy Ninja

    Happy Ninja Jedi Knight star 6

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    I think this is a tough question to answer. I voted for both in the end, simply because I think that Ewan played him that well, I personally think he lived up to the understandably high expectations that fans of the OT like myself were going to compare him to. The only problem I had with any of his scenes was when Obi-Wan told Padme that Anakin had turned to the Dark Side, and he...here comes the stinker, "Killed Younglings."

    OMG, was that a bad delivery, or what?!?

    Other than that, I thought he was fine, and was perfect casting.
     
  21. General Kenobi

    General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I thought that delivery was ok. I'd blame the script if you didn't like that bit.

    :p
     
  22. Happy Ninja

    Happy Ninja Jedi Knight star 6

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    Oh, don't get me wrong. That scene could have been written a lot better, but Ewan completely hams it up! :p
     
  23. Ruler_of_the_Jedi

    Ruler_of_the_Jedi Jedi Knight star 6

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    Ewan probably
     
  24. imperial_dork

    imperial_dork Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I thought that delivery was ok. I'd blame the script if you didn't like that bit.

    I think Ewan did a phenomenal job in ROTS, especially with what he was given, but he did kick up the melodrama to 11 with that line. :p


    As for the poll, I chose both.

     
  25. Jedi_Hunter_505

    Jedi_Hunter_505 Jedi Padawan star 4

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